BlackBerry KEY2 With QWERTY Keypad, Dual Cameras Launched in India: Price, Specifications

BlackBerry-KEY2

BlackBerry KEY2, which was launched in the international markets last month, has now made its way to India. Licensee Optiemus Infracom launched the BlackBerry KEY2 with QWERTY keypad, dual cameras in the country on Monday.

The handset comes with a Series 7 aluminium alloy frame and a textured diamond grip back panel. The physical QWERTY keyboard carries certain intelligent shortcuts.

The BlackBerry KEY2 is the first smartphone from BlackBerry to support a dual camera setup with features such as portrait mode and optical zoom.

The BlackBerry KEY2 comes with a price tag of Rs 42,990. The handset will be available for purchase exclusively via Amazon India from July 31. BlackBerry is also offering Reliance Jio cashback offer of Rs 4,450 and ICICI bank cashback offer.

The company said that there will be additional launch benefits.

BlackBerry KEY2 features:

  • Dual-SIM (Nano)
  • Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box
  • 4.5-inch full-HD (1080×1620 pixels) IPS LCD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass, a 3:2 aspect ratio, a pixel density of 433ppi, and 24-bit colour depth
  • 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC (four Kryo 260 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four clocked at 1.8GHz)
  • 6GB of RAM
  • Horizontal dual camera setup with two 12-megapixel rear sensors that include Dual Tone LED flash, HDR, 4K video recording at 30FPS, and dual PDAF
  • Primary sensor features FoV (Field of View) of 79.3 degrees, 1.28-micron pixels, and an f/1.8 aperture
  • Secondary sensor has a 50-degree FoV, 1.0 micron pixels, and f/2.6 aperture
  • 8-megapixel fixed focus on the front with screen flash and full-HD video recording
  • 64GB and 128GB internal storage variants, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB)
  • Connectivity options  include 4G LTE (on both SIM cards), Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual-band 2.4GHz, 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0 LE, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, NFC, FM radio, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB Type-C
  • 3500mAh battery
  • Quick Charge 3.0 support
  • Sensors include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, hall effect sensor, fingerprint sensor (on spacebar key), magnetometer, and proximity sensor
  • Dimensions – 151.4×71.8×8.5mm
  • Weight – 168 grams

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SPECIFICATIONS

General

  • Launch Date : July 31, 2018 (Expected)
  • Brand : Blackberry
  • Model : KEY2
  • Operating System : Android v8.1 (Oreo)
  • SIM Slot(s) : Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
  • SIM Size : SIM1: Nano
  • SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
  • Network : 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)
  • 3G: Available
  • 2G: Available
  • Fingerprint Sensor : yes
  • Quick Charging : yes

Design

  • Height : 151.4 mm Compare Size
  • Width : 71.8 mm
  • Thickness : 8.5 mm
  • Weight : 168 grams
  • Colours : Black

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.5 inches (11.43 cm)
  • Screen Resolution : 1080 x 1620 pixels
  • Aspect Ratio : 3:2
  • Pixel Density : 433 ppi
  • Display Type : IPS LCD
  • Screen Protection : Corning Gorilla Glass v3
  • Touch Screen : yes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
  • Screen to Body Ratio : 55.57 %

Performance

  • Chipset : Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956
  • Processor : Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)
  • Architecture : 64 bit
  • Graphics : Adreno 512
  • RAM : 6 GB

Storage

  • Internal Memory : 64 GB
  • Expandable Memory : yes Up to 256 GB
  • USB OTG Support : yes

Camera

  • MAIN CAMERA
  1. Resolution : 12 MP + 12 MP Dual Primary Cameras
  2. Autofocus : yes Phase Detection autofocus
  3. Physical Aperture : F1.8
  4. Flash : yes Dual-color LED Flash
  5. Image Resolution : 4000 x 3000 Pixels
  6. Settings : Exposure compensation, ISO control
  7. Shooting Modes : Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
  8. Camera Features : Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
  9. Video Recording : 3840×2160 @ 30 fps
  • FRONT CAMERA
  1. Resolution : 8 MP Front Camera
  2. Flash : yes Screen flash
  3. Camera Features : Fixed Focus
  4. Video Recording : 1920×1080 @ 30 fps

Battery

  • Capacity : 3500 mAh
  • Type : Li-ion
  • Quick Charging : yes Quick, v3.0

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Network & Connectivity

  • VoLTE : yes
  • Network Support : 4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
  • SIM Size : SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
  • Wi-Fi : yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
  • Wi-Fi Features : Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
  • Bluetooth : yes v5.0
  • GPS : yes with A-GPS, Glonass
  • NFC : yes
  • USB Connectivity : Mass storage device, USB charging
  • USB Type-C : yes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

SIM 1

  • 4G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
    FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
  • 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
  • 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
  • GPRS:Available
  • EDGE:Available

SIM 2

  • 4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39)
    FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26)
  • 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
  • 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
  • GPRS:Available
  • EDGE:Available

Multimedia

  • FM Radio : yes
  • Loudspeaker : yes
  • Audio Jack : 3.5 mm, USB Type-C Special

Features

  • Fingerprint Sensor : yes
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope

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